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Tar Heel Rundown: August 26

Much of the buzz last week when the 2013-14 basketball schedule was released surrounded the challenging nature of Carolina's nonconference slate. But one non-league foe is having a rough summer: Texas. The Longhorns just lost their returning leading scorer to Europe. The program had already lost its second-leading returning scorer (transfer to Miami) and third-leading returning scorer (transfer to Fresno). (GoHeels.com)

Ohai's Two Goals Lead Tar Heels Past VCU

Kealia Ohai scored a pair of goals and Crystal Dunn added her third goal of the weekend as #1 North Carolina defeated VCU 4-0. Ohai had the game-winner in the 23rd minute and then added an insurance goal in the 69th minute. Paige Nielsen also scored for the Tar Heels and Crystal Dunn had her third goal of the weekend as she dribbled through several defenders to score unassisted. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Soccer Prevails 1-0 Over No. 1 Indiana

It may have only been an exhibition, but it didn't feel like it when No. 4 North Carolina and No. 1 Indiana, winners of the last two NCAA Men's Soccer National Championship titles, faced off Saturday. An early second-half goal was the difference in a 1-0 Tar Heel victory over the Hoosiers, the same club that knocked UNC out of the quarterfinal round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. (GoHeels.com)

Crystal Dunn Powers Tar Heels Past #9 Broncos

Crystal Dunn, the 2012 consensus National Player of the Year, picked up where she left off last year Friday evening, scoring a pair of second half goals to power top-ranked UNC to a 2-0 win over ninth-ranked Santa Clara as part of the Klockner Classic in Charlottesville, Va. The game was played in a steady rain for most of the first half at Klockner Stadium before the weather cleared. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Soccer concerned with wins, not perception

It’s no surprise that reigning NCAA champion North Carolina is ranked No. 1 in most women’s college soccer preseason polls. Tar Heels coach Anson Dorrance doesn’t mind seeing the target on his team’s back. “Actually, if you quizzed them on it I don’t know how many are aware of it,” he said of his players. (Charlotte Observer)

Carolina Men's Soccer Downs Michigan State, 2-1

No. 4 North Carolina earned a 2-1 victory over Michigan State Thursday evening in an exhibition match as part of the Shindigz National Soccer Festival at Hefner Field on the IUPUI Fort Wayne campus. Tyler Engel scored his first goal as a member of the Tar Heels in the 38th minute that ultimately sent UNC into halftime with a 1-0 advantage. (GoHeels.com)

Rob Lovejoy Named To Senior CLASS Award List

Rob Lovejoy is among 30 NCAA men's soccer student-athletes selected as candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. Lovejoy, a senior forward from Greensboro, N.C., was selected based on his abilities both on and off the soccer fields. (GoHeels.com)

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Total Access: UNC womens' soccer's winning culture

A lot of programs face championship expectations every season. Only at North Carolina does the historical record suggest it's not an unreasonable standard, even as the list of championship programs doubled since 2000. No longer can the Tar Heels realistically win every year, but all that history makes it feel like they should. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels are undisputed favorites in women's soccer

Last year's NCAA Division I title -- its 22nd national championship -- was improbable. This year, North Carolina, as it has so many times before, is the undisputed favorite to win the NCAA Division I championship and is No. 1 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 rankings. Carolina returns Soccer America Player of the Year Crystal Dunn. (Soccer America)

UNC Men's Soccer Selected 2nd in ACC Preseason Poll

The UNC men's soccer team has been selected to finish second in the ACC, according to a vote by the league's head coaches. The Tar Heels received 122 votes, while Maryland was tabbed as the preseason favorite with 142 points. Wake Forest and Notre Dame were named third and fourth in the poll with 114 and 110 points, respectively, with both clubs earning one first-place vote. (GoHeels.com)

Kealia Ohai Named Senior Class Award Candidate

Thirty NCAA women's soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates Wednesday for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate soccer. Amongst the 30 women's candidates is Kealia Ohai, senior forward for the University of North Carolina and a Draper, Utah native. (GoHeels.com)

Women's Soccer Power Rankings: Tar Heels at top

Considering North Carolina is the defending national champion and should be even better this year, it's no surprise the Tar Heels are atop our first soccer power rankings of the season. But with Stanford's improved offense and Penn State's more settled back line -- not to mention all the other contenders in the loaded ACC -- life at the top won't be easy. (ESPN.com)

Dunn, Ohai Named To Hermann Trophy List

Thirty-four men and 31 women, including North Carolina's Kealia Ohai and Crystal Dunn, have been identified as potential candidates for the 2013 Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in college soccer presented annually to one male and one female athlete. The winners will be announced Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina 2013 Men's Soccer Preview

The good times are expected to continue for North Carolina in 2013. Eight starters return and another impressive recruiting class is on its way to Chapel Hill. Carlos Somoano does have some gaps to fill due to the decision of All-America midfielder Mikey Lopez to enter the professional ranks at the end of his sophomore season. (College Soccer News)

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